CIMMS is defined organizationally by a Memorandum of Agreement between NOAA and OU that was last written and signed in 1995. The MOA is being updated now to reflect the Cooperative Agreement that went into effect in October 2011.
The Executive Board meets regularly to provide advice and recommendations to the Director of CIMMS regarding appointments, procedures, and policies and to periodically review the accomplishments and progress of the technical and scientific programs and projects of the CIMMS.
The Council of Fellows is composed of a cross-section of local and national scientists who have expertise relevant to the research themes of CIMMS and are actively involved in the programs and projects of CIMMS. The Council will review and suggest modifications of bylaws, participate in reviews of CIMMS activities, and elect two of their number to serve on the Executive Board.
- Interim Director (Randy Peppler)
- Executive Director, Finance and Operations (Tracy Reinke)
- Assistant Director for NOAA Relations (Sebastian Torres)
- Account & Budget Representative (Jamie Foucher)
- Staff Assistant (Tanya Riley)
- Memorandum of Agreement
- Executive Board
- Council of Fellows
- Funding Structure
Promote collaborative research among University and NOAA scientists on problems of mutual interest to improve basic understanding and to help produce better forecasts and warnings that save lives and property.
A center of research excellence in mesoscale meteorology and related topics, and foster vibrant University-NOAA collaborations.
The desired outcome of all research performed at CIMMS is to improve fundamental understanding of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, weather radar, forecasting and warning processes, and regional climate that will lead to better, quicker, and more valuable weather and water information to support improved decisions that can reduce loss of life, injury, and damage to the economy.